M.C.R.R. man passes away
On Tuesday, 17 Feb
1925, Mr. Alem Robinson of Welland, after an illness of only a few
days duration, passed peacefully away to his eternal home.
Mr. Robinson was
well known about Waterford and vicinity, having been born near Boston,
7 Jun 1853.
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Robinson, who for many years was a
barber here. He had three sisters:
Mrs. Herbert of Michigan, Mrs. N. Henry of Bealton,
and Mrs. Mary Shepherd of Leslie, the latter being the only surviving
member of the family.
On 1 Mar 1894 he
married Miss Ella Woodley, daughter of Benjamin and Miriam Woodley of
Boston, and from this union were born three children: Alma (now Mrs.
George Sigman of Brantford), Elda (deceased), and Melvin of Vancouver.
After the death of
Mrs. Robinson, 1 Apr 1896, he married Miss Matilda Lennox on 17 Aug
1897, and from this union was born one daughter, Rhea (now Mrs. Clark
Harper of Welland).
The funeral was
held at the Welland home on Thursday, 19 Feb 1925 and was beautifully
conducted. Solos were rendered by Mrs. C. W. Owen and Mrs. George
The secretary of
the Railway Brotherhood spoke very feelingly concerning the high
esteem in which the deceased was held by officials and men during his
service of over 30 years as brakeman and conductor, as he was
considered one the most faithful men on the road.
This was evidenced
by the many beautiful wreaths and other flower designs.
Messrs. O. U. and
Wilby Robinson of this place, and Mr. W. A. Robinson of Brantford are
nephews and cousins of the deceased.